Who we are

The ABCD Board of Directors is comprised of public officials, representatives from the private sector, and community members who are democrati­cally selected by a local ABCD Advisory Board of their peers to represent ABCD community sites.

Reporting to the ABCD Board of Directors, President/CEO John J. Drew provides leadership that’s both visionary and pragmatic. Executive Vice President/COO Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq. brings extensive experience and operational excellence to her role.

 

 

Board Officers

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Yvonne Jones
Board Chair, Dorchester

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Sean Daughtry
Vice Chair, Representing State Rep. Elizabeth A. Malia

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Marie Greig
Vice Chair, South Boston

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Edward Katz
Vice Chair, Charlestown

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Andres Molina
Vice Chair, North End/West End

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James A. Owens, Jr.
Vice Chair, Roxbury/North Dorchester

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Jean M. Babcock
Treasurer, Representing Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards

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Patricia Washington
Assistant Treasurer, Boston Chamber of Commerce

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Julia Hardy Cofield, Esq.
Clerk, Representing Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

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Eleanor Evans, Esq.
Assistant Clerk

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John J. Drew
President/CEO

Public Sector

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Sean Daughtry
Vice Chair, Representing State Rep. Elizabeth A. Malia

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Jean M. Babcock
Treasurer, Representing Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards

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Julia Hardy Cofield, Esq.
Clerk, Representing Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

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Candice Caines-Francis, CPA
Representing State Rep. Byron Rushing

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Mary Chin
Representing Boston City Councilor at Large Anissa Essaibi George

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Joyce Dennis
Representing Senator Nick Collins

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Nancy Dickerson
Representing City Councilor Tim McCarthy

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Reverend Dr. Florence King
Representing State Rep. Paul Donato

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Oscar Lopez
Representing State Rep. Kevin Honan

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John P. McGahan
Representing Boston City Councilor Frank Baker

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Linda Monteiro
Representing State Rep. Evandro Carvalho

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Louis Scapicchio, Esq.
Representing State Rep. Adrian Madaro

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Paul Sullivan, Esq.
Representing Boston City Councilor at Large Michael Flaherty

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Lynnette Sumpter
Representing State Rep. Chynah Tyler

Kristen Halbert
Representing Boston City Councilor-at-Large Michelle Wu

Private Sector

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Patricia Washington
Assistant Treasurer, Boston Chamber of Commerce

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Vanessa Aguirreche Snow
Greater Boston Labor Council, AFL-CIO

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Samuel DePina
Boston Public Schools

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Caryl Beison
MelroseWakefield Healthcare

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Joan Cirillo
Representing Massachusetts Association of Older Americans

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Celia M. Grant
Associated Industries of Massachusetts

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Patricia Groves, Esq.
La Alianza Hispana

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Reverend Sharyn Halliday
Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston

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Marvin L. Venay
Boston NAACP

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Meshell Whyte
Homes for Families

Neighborhood Sector

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Yvonne Jones
Board Chair, Dorchester

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Marie Greig
Vice Chair, South Boston

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Edward Katz
Vice Chair, Charlestown

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Andres Molina
Vice Chair, North End/West End

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James A. Owens, Jr.
Vice Chair, Roxbury/North Dorchester

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Nathaniel Buckholz
South Boston

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Linda G. Dumas, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Urban College of Boston

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Kathleen R. Flynn
South Boston

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Syvalia Hyman, III
Roxbury/North Dorchester

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Dareline Jackson
South End

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Mary Keith
Roxbury/North Dorchester

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Lincoln Larmond
Mattapan

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Mary Manuel
South End

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Patricia McShane
Allston-Brighton

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Daniel Roman
Parker Hill/Fenway

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Patricia Powers
East Boston

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Kathi Voutour
Malden

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Judith Ward
Jamaica Plain

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Thomas Webb
Jamaica Plain

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John J. Drew
President/CEO

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Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq.
Executive Vice President/COO